Category Archives: Politics and Elections

In The Beginning Was Trump’s False Birther Tweet

by James M. Wall In the beginning was Donald J. Trump’s false birther tweet, posted four years ago. The Los Angeles Times‘ Matt Pearce remembers: “On Aug. 6, 2012, the Twitter account @realDonaldTrump posted an important public announcement: “An ‘extremely credible … Continue reading

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Trump Goes Off Script In Worst Possible Way

by James M. Wall How long, O Lord, must we suffer outbursts of dangerous rhetoric from Donald J. Trump? The latest example, this time in Wilmington, North Carolina, is reported in the New York Times: The Republican nominee, reports the Times, “appeared to … Continue reading

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Republicans Panic While Neo-Cons Rush to Clinton

by James M. Wall As the November 8 election looms larger with each passing day, Republican party leaders are now in a “panic mode”. On Wednesday, the Los Angeles Times reported, “Donald Trump’s relations with the Republican Party – and his … Continue reading

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“Boundless Confidence In America’s Promise”

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Was the Brexit Vote “Good for the Jews”?

by James M. Wall A Jewish mother hears her family cheering. She cries out, “what happened?” One of the men gathered around the radio, shouts back, “Mel Ott just hit a home run!” She responds, “Is it good for the Jews”? That … Continue reading

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It’s Still The Occupation, Stupid

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WH Campaign Shields Israel’s Occupation Ferocity

by James M. Wall So obsessed is U.S. media with this year’s headlong dash for the White House, that Israel’s increase in settlement construction has gone by us like a snake sliding into a back yard recycling bin. The Paris-based … Continue reading

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Secretary Clinton’s Big Money Burden

by James M. Wall The race between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders reached a watershed in Tuesday’s Democratic Wisconsin primary. Secretary Clinton, the presumptive party nominee, lost to Sanders for the sixth straight time. His … Continue reading

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Hillary, Bernie, AIPAC: A Stone Cries Out

by James M. Wall Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were among the invitees to the 2016 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) meeting which this  year happened to coincide with the start of Holy Week. I do not know if … Continue reading

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Vulnerabilities Tested As Clinton Keeps Winning

by James M. Wall In her effort to become the first woman President of the United States, former First Lady Hillary Clinton easily won three Democratic primary states Tuesday night. Clinton won, by comfortable margins, in Ohio, North Carolina and Florida, In … Continue reading

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